Choral Foundation’s founder steps down
by MDJ staff
April 11, 2014 12:25 AM | 1028 views | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Board of Trustees of the Choral Foundation has announced that the 2014-15, 30th season of the William Baker Festival Singers in Atlanta will be the last with founder and music director William Baker at the helm.

Baker’s last events on the podium will be the chorus’ May 2015 appearances in Atlanta and at Charleston’s Piccolo Spoleto Festival.

Baker, 55, will continue as head of the William Baker Choral Foundation, a not-for-profit arts organization created in Atlanta, but now headquartered in the metropolitan Kansas City area. He will also continue as Music Director and Conductor of the Summer Singers of Atlanta.

The conductor’s relationship with the Choral Foundation’s Kansas City-based ensembles will be unchanged. The Choral Foundation’s other Georgia ensembles, The Lynn Swanson Festival Singers, the Cobb Summer Singers and the Northwest Georgia Summer Singers will continue unchanged under present staff.

Baker, along with his long-time associate Janis Lane, created the “Gwinnett Festival Singers” in 1985.

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